facts and figures

Three female studentsstudent body

  • Over 200 students - one of the largest programs in the country
  • Students come from a wide range of undergraduate institutions
  • Our students are in 12 different graduate groups: biomedical graduate studies groups plus bioengineering, anthropology, health care management, history and sociology of science, and chemistry.

faculty and research

  • 650 faculty are members of Biomedical Graduate Studies Groups
  • Nearly half of Penn School of Medicine faculty who are members of BGS are physician scientists
  • 1.44 M net square feet of research space, much of which is new or newly renovated

history / alumni

  • Founded in 1958 - one of the oldest programs in the country
  • One of the largest Medical Scientist Training Program grants in the country
  • Over 700 alumni
  • Approximately 80% of those who had completed residency training at our last comprehensive review were physician-scientists in academic medicine, research institutes or industry